An 18-year-old Bangladeshi-American named Ziad Ahmed got the biggest surprise of his life when was got accepted to Stanford University after he wrote #BlackLivesMatter 100 times on his college essay, according to the Telegraph.
Ahmed said that on the essay portion of his college application, he was asked “What matters to you? And why?” The self-confessed activist took the opportunity to amplify his voice and wrote #BlackLivesMatter 100 times.
According to Indian Express, the 18-year-old said that he was “stunned” when the university accepted his application.
“I was actually stunned when I opened the update and saw that I was admitted,” Ahmed said. “I didn’t think I would get admitted to Stanford at all, but it’s quite refreshing to see that they view my unapologetic activism as an asset rather than a liability.”
Upon receiving the good news, Ahmed took to Twitter and posted about his recent accomplishment. However, not everyone was pleased with what he did with some users saying that it was an “attempt to look progressive.”
Ahmed who comes from Princeton, New Jersey is not new to the limelight. The 18-year-old has already been invited to the White House Iftar dinner. Last year, he was an intern and worked for Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Well, looks like he really made a lasting impression with 100 words.